Thursday, May 7, 2009

It Wouldn't Be Trafalgar Square Without Pigeons

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The title says it all... This was December 2006 and I knew I had to pay homage to the pigeons of Trafalgar Square. The following year the closest I got to the ravens at the Tower of London was a black shape in a tree, but the pigeons are more tractable. This was a slight telephoto close-in to fill the frame without getting too close to the bird, perched on the balustrades in front of the National Gallery. The general dearth of colour is due to the low winter sun into whose quadrant I was shooting: note the shadows of the passers-by. The image has been sharpened and the colour turned up for publication. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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